Boating classes to return at Glenmar this spring

OUTDOORS

March 05, 1995|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer

For several years, the Glenmar Community Sailing Center at Rocky Point Park has been teaching people about boats and boating. This spring, under the sponsorship of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and the Back River Neck Recreation Council, the center again is offering a number of courses:

* Boat building: Designed for those who want to learn about traditional small craft construction. Call (410) 252-3985.

* Sailing classes for adults: Classes will begin in late April in 24- to 30-foot keelboats, with a limit of 30 per class. Certified instructors. Course will cost $99. Call (410) 494-9291.

* Youth sailing: Designed for ages 8 to 16, program consists of introductory, intermediate and advanced classes. Certified instructors. Call (410) 391-9488.

* One-design racing: Sessions will be held Monday evenings in June. JY15 boats. Limited registration. Call (410) 889-3716.

* One-design team racing: One evening a week for 11 weeks. Minimum of six persons to form a team. JY15 boats. Call (410) 391-9488.

* High school or college club sailing: Spring and fall programs are being developed for schools that already have teams or those that wish to form teams. Call (410) 628-0949.

* Scouting: The sailing center wants to establish an Explorer scouting ship at the center. Adult supervisors needed. Call (410) 360-1384.

New public meeting

A third public meeting on the proposed regulations for the rockfish seasons has been scheduled for March 20 in the Lecture Hall at Essex Community College. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

A Department of Natural Resources spokesman said the additional meeting was called after a state legislator told DNR officials that Baltimore County residents had not been properly informed of two public meetings last week.

Conowingo rockfish

According to the Department of Natural Resources, special bait restrictions will remain in effect from June 15 through Sept. 15 immediately below Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. Anglers will be allowed to keep legal-sized rockfish (striped bass) as long as bait restrictions are adhered to and each fish is caught during an open season. Under proposed season dates, that would include June 15-30 and Sept. 1-15.

Junior duck stamp contest

The deadline for entering the third annual Maryland Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest is March 15. The contest is open to all Maryland students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Entry forms and contest rules are available from Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Division of Interpretation and Conservation. Call (301) 627-2270.

Spring turkey season

The first week of spring hunting season for bearded wild turkeys at Tuckahoe State Park in Caroline County will be open only to hunters who have made reservations through the park office. Permits for the balance of the April 18-May 16 season will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (410) 634-2810.

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